Hosting a virtual Windows instance

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Hosting a virtual Windows instance

Ed Ahlsen-Girard-2
Does anybody do that (e.g., deal with a stupid mandatory web site)?

If so, what host do you use?

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Edward Ahlsen-Girard
Ft Walton Beach, FL

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Re: Hosting a virtual Windows instance

Fred
On 12/25/15 21:45, Ed Ahlsen-Girard wrote:
> Does anybody do that (e.g., deal with a stupid mandatory web site)?
>
> If so, what host do you use?
>

pkg_add qemu and the following script to start my xp instance:

#! /bin/sh
#
# Add the following line for cdrom to be found
# -cdrom /dev/cd0a \

ulimit -d 1572864;
/usr/local/bin/qemu-system-i386 -m 768 \
        -net nic,model=rtl8139 -net user,hostname=xp \
        -no-fd-bootchk \
        -monitor stdio \
        -hda xp.img

Typical windows took hours to install in qemu using:

/usr/local/bin/qemu-system-i386 -m 768 \
        -monitor stdio -vnc :0 \
        -no-fd-bootchk \
    -hda xp.img \
        -cdrom /dev/cd0a -boot d

Although often just changing the user agent in my browser is sometimes
sufficient for stupid sites.

hth

Fred